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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 69,759 People

    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    Just a random thought.

    Correct me if i am wrong. My life is completely fine. But i have the urge to cry. And feeling so depressed! And so sad and trying to remember bad stuff from the past. What happened to me? Is this have anything to do with my hormones? Or the unbalanced chemical in the brain? I...
    LovelyLilly13 LovelyLilly13 22-25, F 3 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 24 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    deleted deleted 26-30 15 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    i miss my ep friend jo5h me

    and hin used to be best friend intil he blocked me
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 day ago

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    Sometimes I just start thinking about it

    and can't stop. It's like I'm stuck on a track and there aren't any stops. Whooot whooot! It's the feel-****** train! And I try to distract myself but every single thing I do reminds me. So I start to do even more stuff and maybe then I can make it through the day without...
    RosieJay RosieJay 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I hate it. One second I'm fine,

    having the best day and then suddenly I'm just like.... well **** it. I just feel like **** and I can't understand why!
    GrimMindControl GrimMindControl 18-21, M 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    It seems that all my life someone has been

    taking away from me. I never had much of a life anyway because people like my mom and others have felt the need to destroy what I had. I am now just waiting for my time to end and there is nothing that anyone can do for me anymore. My health has fallen apart and I am in pain...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    I'm really depressed

    and thinking of leaving EP and my family
    equusrider equusrider 56-60, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've never really done physical self harm

    but I often get an irresistible urge to test or end friendships which I sometimes think of as a form of self harm. Recently I blocked most of my current Internet friends because it was too painful to be constantly reminded that they were avoiding me/keeping their distance. I've...
    iacob iacob 26-30, T 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I haven't been down in it

    for this long in a long time. I remember dealing with it as a kid/teenager and just being able to shut down. wall myself in, cry, not eat, write. As an adult living with it, it is quite different. i still have to be present. I have to force myself to get out of bed in the...
    greeneyz83 greeneyz83 31-35, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    Today I feel as if the burden of negativity

    and tiredness has lifted. I do not know what is different about today, but I am definitely better, much better.
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 5 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    I have been battling it

    for a year and its getting harder by a second. When I cry I can feel my heart break and it makes me cry more. I feel like a broken soul walking around because I feel worthless and things like that. I don't like this feeling
    xxemogirlxx xxemogirlxx 22-25, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Never say these things to someone

    who suffers from depression, or any other disorder/mental illness: 1: "You just need to give yourself a kick in the ***." 2: "No one ever said life was fair or easy." 3: "There are a lot of people worse off than you." 4: "Everyone gets depressed sometimes!" 5: "Maybe you should...
    tianajade tianajade 18-21, F 19 Responses Mar 4, 2014

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    I start panicking when I think of how long I

    have been struggling with the same issues. How come I just can't overcome what has happened to me? Why is living so hard for me? I am so sick of this feeling. It should not be an accomplishment to be happy. Happiness should be self-evident. It makes me angry, as I do not want to...
    larosenoire larosenoire 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    Sometimes when I get really lonely,

    depressed and thought of suicidal I think about why I haven't killed myself, and the reason is because of my family and they will get sad, but I also think that if they weren't my family they wouldn't like me, so they only like me because I'm family and they are used to me, abd...
    Fenriis Fenriis 18-21, T 1 Response 1 day ago

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    What did I felt when I had put

    that blaze between my skin. I now understand it was a stupid selfish act that I had done & continue to go months without doing so. I have moments where I want to relapse, I had enough. I am slowly killing myself in the most silent way. I do not wish to seek help but I am crying...
    2ndTry 2ndTry 18-21, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    Another day, another dreadful day full of more

    noteworthy news of sorrow. My good friend has now once again started up on drugs.. He was 5 months sober, and yet he threw it all away for a couple of bottles and pills. And now like many teens in this day and age he talks about death, in such a lackadaisical, casual way. If you...
    chaoshead chaoshead 13-15, M 1 day ago

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 12 Responses Mar 18

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    Death sometimes feels like the only way out of

    a bad situation. Depression/mental illness in general is like being trapped in a elevator lined with mirrors. You can only see yourself and your situation. It seems there is no way out. Yet, there is a way, through medication and/or therapy. It's up to the person to get help...
    ChangingFaces5 ChangingFaces5 26-30 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 57 Responses Jan 18

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am to

    announce that I have decided to become a Plexus Ambassador!!! I have jumped in with both feet for two very important reasons: 1) Plexus has a set of products that is CHANGING PEOPLE’S LIVES and I wanted to be a part of that! I've stood by and watched many of my friends gain...
    PlexusSlimChick PlexusSlimChick 22-25, F 12 hrs ago

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    Confusion in my head.

    .. Hatred in my words and actions... Depression in my heart... Numbness in my body... I didn't ask for this.... Does somebody want it? I can't handle it anymore... But.... I'm fine 😊
    Saphhy195 Saphhy195 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 35 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    I do, I have a lot of bad days,

    but I have some rare good days. On those good days I want to enjoy it. I want to be happy. Don't get me wrong, I love helping people but I get down so easy and when I'm doing good and all these people complain to me about their problems, it ruins my whole mood. I can't handle...
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 4 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I've been having a really rough couple of days.

    Maybe weeks. It's been building up over time. I'm extremely irritable lately. Everything gets on my nerves. I can barely hold a conversation with anyone without snapping at them. I don't know what caused it but I don't like it. I thought I was getting better.
    toni701 toni701 18-21, F 10 hrs ago

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 55 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    People here are so stupid sometimes.

    . This guy just said that I should kill myself. I battle depression it's been 3 years (since my grandpa died) , and I just have my mom. This makes me sad, because I don't have my dad, and I never will. Someone please help me, I'm suicidal...
    IBattleDepressionPleaseHelp IBattleDepressionPleaseHelp 18-21, F 8 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Today I'm depressed why you ask?

    It's important to me may not be to you but to me it is. It all started a few days ago I was listening to the radio and a song came on called top of the world by the carpenters. I heard them all the time at Christmas time so after that I researched. them I found out something...
    sarahhoek sarahhoek 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I've been feeling down again this whole last

    week. Restless nights, bleak thoughts, feeling unwanted, stupid. feeling the guilt of past experiences. I guess this what I get for quitting the medication I had prescribed to me...
    I3luemoon I3luemoon 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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